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Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU Prices to be Similar to Sandy Bridge

We first got details on the specifications for Intel's Ivy Bridge processors in the early December. Today, we get an early price listing (based on 1K units) of the Ivy Bridge processors from CPU-World. Looking at the prices, the new Ivy Bridge processors will be at the same price points as the current generation Sandy Bridge processors that the upcoming platform is replacing.

ModelCores(Threads)FrequencyTurboFrequencyL3CacheTDPPriceCurrentCPU / Price
Core i5-34504 (4)3.1 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB77 W$184i5-2400 / $184
Core i5-3450S4 (4)2.8 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB65 W$184i5-2400S / $184
Core i5-3470T2 (4)2.9 GHz3.6 GHz3 MB35 W$184i5-2390T / $184
Core i5-35504 (4)3.3 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB77 W$205i5-2500 / $205
Core i5-3550S4 (4)3.0 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB65 W$205i5-2500S / $205
Core i5-3750K4 (4)3.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MB77 W$225i5-2500K / $216
Core i5-3750T4 (4)2.3 GHz3.3 GHz6 MB42 W$205i5-2500T / $205
Core i7-37704 (8)3.4 GHz3.9 GHz8 MB77 W$294i7-2600 / $294
Core i7-3770K4 (8)3.5 GHz3.9 GHz8 MB77 W$332i7-2700K / $332
Core i7-3770S4 (8)3.1 GHz3.9 GHz8 MB65 W$294i7-2600S / $294
Core i7-3770T4 (8)2.5 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB45 W$294N/A

Based on the early performance seen with Ivy Bridge, the price point will make it an easier decision to make the jump to Ivy Bridge for a new build in April / May over current generation Sandy Bridge. What remains to be seen is whether or not Ivy Bridge performance will be enough for users to jump from a current gen Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge on a compatible motherboard.

  • Target3
    How is this different to Sandy bridge?
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  • joytech22
    Look at those TDP's!
    Insanely low. :P

    Although.. Performance better be worth the price, because buying a new motherboard and CPU isn't cheap.
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  • Zeh
    I don't think it's going to be such a huge performance increase over last gen as SB was. Intel doesn't even have to, since AMD is pretty much out of the game for at least a year.

    I'll guess the main upgrade is the lower power consumption and better IGP. Ofc I expect a ~15% increase in CPU performance, but that's about it, with a lower TDP they're not going to increase performance much.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    Hmm... succesor to the 2500K: i5-3750K looks like a sweet spot. Might just be upgrading to that from my old Phenom II 965. :)
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  • win7guru
    I have my i7 2600 overclocked to 4.2ghz. I could push it further but don't want to kill it. No reason to upgrade for a marginal benefit.
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  • nikorr
    Prices of today.....
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  • hardcore_gamer
    target3How is this different to Sandy bridge?
    I was also thinking that. Same architecture, same clock frequency ,whats new in it ? :S
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  • g00fysmiley
    hardcore_gamerI was also thinking that. Same architecture, same clock frequency ,whats new in it ? :S

    die shrink
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  • dgingeri
    not surprising. They have no competition, so they come up with a way to make them cheaper, then sell them to us for the same price at the same speeds, and make more profit.

    I bet we won't see a real boost in performance for the next 3-4 years now, just like back in the early P4 days.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    joytech22Look at those TDP's!Insanely low. Although.. Performance better be worth the price, because buying a new motherboard and CPU isn't cheap.
    New board not needed, P67 and Z68 support IB.

    What I wonder is who the hell buys those "T" and "S" versions...
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